Tao Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, New Mexico State University
1290 Frenger Mall, SH 123, Las Cruces, NM 88003
Email: taow@nmsu.edu      Office: Science Hall 151     
Office Hours (Fall'19): TR 9:30am-10:30am, and other times by appointment



Ph.D. Student Recruitment: Multiple PhD openings are available in my group. Student from CS/EE or related majors with one of the following expertises/interests are welcome to apply: (I) computer system/network security, (II) cyber-physical system or IoT design/analysis, (III) wireless communications or signal processing, (IV) adversarial machine learning. Please feel free to email me your CV and transcripts if you are interested. Take a look at NMSU campus.

Prospective Undergraduate Students: If you are interested in researching reasoning and gaining some hands-on experience on Cybersecurity, please contact me with your résumé and transcripts. I am always looking for capable, dedicated, and self-motivated students to involve in my research.

Recent News

[Dec, 2019] Our work on proactive network topology obfuscation is to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2020.
[Nov, 2019] The paper "Smart Spying via Deep Learning: Inferring Your Activities from Encrypted Wireless Traffic" won the Best Paper Award at IEEE GlobalSIP.
[Oct, 2019] Our paper "Far Proximity Identification in Wireless Systems" has been accepted by IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).
[Oct, 2019] I am invited to serve in the technical program committee of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020.
[May, 2019] I will join Department of Computer Science at New Mexico State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2019.
[Nov, 2018] Our paper on evesdropping entrapment has been accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2019.

Short Bio

Dr. Tao Wang is an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science at New Mexico State University. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of South Florida under supervision of Dr. Yao Liu in 2019, and received his B.S. degree from Jilin University, China. His research focuses on network and cyber-physical security with an emphasis on designing defense methods that can protect emerging wireless technologies (e.g., IoT, 5G network) from being undermined by adversaries. Recently, he has been working on the adversary machine learning towards secure resource allocation in Multi-user MIMO systems. His research is also related to web security, specifically, on identifying security threats and developing countermeasures to improve web security.

Selected Publications [Full List]

(IEEE INFOCOM'20) ProTO: Proactive Topology Obfuscation Against Adversarial Network Topology Inference.
(IEEE TDSC'20) Far Proximity Identification in Wireless Systems.
(IEEE INFOCOM'19) Entrapment for Wireless Eavesdroppers.
(IEEE TDSC'18) Signal Entanglement based Pinpoint Waveforming for Location-restricted Service Access Control.
(IEEE TMC'17) Virtual Multipath Attack and Defense for Location Distinction in Wireless Networks.
(ACM CCS'15) Location-restricted Services Access Control Leveraging Pinpoint Waveforming.
(ESORICS'14) Fingerprinting Far Proximity From Radio Emissions.

Contact Me

Phone: 646-306-8762    Email: taow@nmsu.edu
My office is located in Science Hall 151, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003.
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